Matthew E. May

Matthew E. May

MATTHEW E. MAY leads the Lean ScaleUp program at Insight Partners, a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software ScaleUp companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. His mastery of lean principles and methodologies comes from spending nearly a decade inside the Toyota organization, where he played an integral part in launching the University of Toyota, a corporate university dedicated to teaching, preserving and expanding the Toyota Way. Matt is co-author with Pablo Dominguez of WHAT A UNICORN KNOWS: How Leading Entrepreneurs Use Lean Principles to Drive Sustainable Growth (2023) as well as five previous bestselling and/or award-winning books: Winning the Brain Game (2016), The Laws of Subtraction (2012), The Shibumi Strategy (2010), In Pursuit of Elegance (2009), and The Elegant Solution (2006). A popular speaker and C-suite advisor on strategy, innovation, and lean, Matt's many articles have appeared in national publications such as The New York Times, Harvard Business Review blogs, INC, Rotman Management Magazine, Fast Company, Design Mind, MIT/Sloan Management Review, USA Today, Strategy+Business, and Quality Progress. He has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and on National Public Radio. Matt is graduate of the Wharton School (MBA) and Johns Hopkins University (BA), lives in Southern California with his wife and daughter, and is an avid cyclist and struggling tennis. In addition to his books and articles, he is a published songwriter but considers winning The New Yorker cartoon caption contest one of his proudest achievements.
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